Dr. Atul Gawande said he “believes something special is going on here” when it comes to clotting and clotting Johnson & JohnsonSingle dose Covid-19 vaccine.
“We have an unusual type of clotting syndrome, very specific to these vaccines, in women in the younger age group, and it’s not like the other cases where these rare incidents happen. I think there are probably adenovirus vaccines. A some risk for this rare disease, which is increased in a certain age group, “said Gawande.
Experts on a Panel on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided to postpone a decision on using J & J’s single-dose Covid vaccine on Wednesday. They found they needed more time to assess the data and risks.
The meeting takes place one day after the recommendation of the federal health authorities The US should take a temporary break J & J’s use of single-dose vaccine out of “caution” after six women reported developing severe blood clots out of the roughly 6.9 million people who received the shot. Due to the postponement of the vote, the pause remains in force for the time being.
Gawande, surgeon and professor at Harvards T.H. The Chan School of Public Health said he believed the J&J vaccine hiatus made sense for younger populations, while he also believed it could be waived for older age groups.
“I think there is enough information to know that it is safe for people over 50 to do so, and I think they could possibly have left the break for the older age group,” Gawande told CNBCs “The news with Shepard Smith. “” I think this is where this might end up as you saw it AstraZeneca in Europe.”
More than 7.2 million J&J doses were administered nationwideAccording to CDC data, the vaccine is responsible for 9.5% of the roughly 75 million Americans who are fully vaccinated.
Gawande noted that the delivery of the Moderna and Pfizer Vaccines can be used to contain the rise in cases in US states. He told host Shepard Smith that he was in favor of postponing the second dose of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines “two, four, six weeks” in order to double the number of people currently being vaccinated.